You are the Heart and Backbone of NEWS...
Let's Continue to Grow Together
Since its inception in 1885, the New England Watercolor Society has supported artists and encouraged the development and growth of watercolor throughout the region. We have been able to do this through the ongoing generous support of our community.
We have seen remarkable progress. The 2019 opening of the permanent NEWS gallery at the Plymouth Center for the Arts represented an enormous leap forward for all of us. This offered our members exposure to a vibrant, growing community with a constant influx of visitors from all parts of the world. The new space gave us the freedom to produce eight annual shows where we once could sponsor only two. It also allowed for the introduction of nearly a dozen brand new events, including demos, mini workshops, lectures, and small classes. And it gave us a home base for our very successful plein-air painting program.
Unfortunately, shortly after the successful gallery launch, the pandemic struck. All around the world galleries closed, travel halted and tourism disappeared. Here at NEWS, as well, our revenue stream began to dry up. Now things are looking brighter. Once more we have the opportunity to nurture the arts and expand our outreach as we continue to grow.
However, like so many businesses and nonprofits, NEWS finds itself with a shrunken income stream that has made it very difficult to meet expenses. As mentioned at the beginning of this appeal, YOU are the heart and backbone of NEWS and all it represents. We ask that you take a moment to consider how you can help sustain YOUR society. Here are some options:
- Donate to the annual fund campaign
- Sponsor an event or program
- Sponsor an award honoring the memory of a loved one
- Sponsor an award dedicated to an artistic genre
We believe strongly that supporters like you can help us continue our long tradition of sustaining and celebrating aqua media and we are grateful for everything you do to further our important mission.
Please keep in mind: The New England Watercolor Society is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization.
Donate online. You may use a credit/debit card or PayPal (no PayPal account is required).
If you prefer, you may mail your donation to the address below. (Please indicate in the memo line of your check that this is a donation and specify the intended purpose.)
New England Watercolor Society
11 North Street
Plymouth MA 02360
Thank you for your continued support.
P. Anthony Visco
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